Lone Survivor Director’s Cut Gets Halloween PC Launch

Lone Survivor, the brilliant 2012 indie horror survival sim, delivers a big, emotional experience in its small, under-five-hour package. And Halloween is the perfect time to reopen it.

That’s because SuperFlat Games is releasing a PC version of the Lone Survivor Director’s Cut on October 31, and it will be free to everyone who already purchased the original. (Yes, even for you cheapskates who paid a penny for it in the Humble Bundle.)

“Almost without fail, business-minded friends and colleagues, as well as the players themselves, expected I would release the game as a brand new version, requiring the players of the original game to purchase it again, or at the very least to release the update as paid DLC,” creator Jasper Byrne said in a post on his blog. “I gave it a huge amount of thought, and eventually I realized i would rather just give the update away for FREE to all 800,000+ customers, to say thank you for your support… and that’s exactly what I’m going to do!”

Byrne describes the Director’s Cut as an “enormous update” with the addition of numerous small details as well as a “whole load of new ideas.” He also notes that saved games from the original are compatible with the DC. Players will even be able to start their journey out of the zombie-infested city in the original and switch to the Director’s Cut, mid-game.

No word yet on pricing for new customers, but if it’s anything under $100, I highly recommend picking it up. Lone Survivor is a PC gaming experience that should not be missed.

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